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Birds and The Bible

What's you favourite bird? Britain's favourite bird is the robin!

Jesus had spotted birds sold at the temple, among them were some sparrows.

He reminded his friends that not one of the sparrows would be forgotten by God.


If God cares for sparrows, then God won't forget about Jesus' followers either.

It's great that God remembers us and knows us, even down to how many hairs are on our heads!

Big Garden Bird Watch

Do you like watching the birds in your garden?

Robin On the last weekend of January, the RSPB hold a Big Garden Birdwatch, the biggest wildlife survey in the world. Check it out at rspb.org.uk.

Just spend one hour over the weekend making a note of what kinds of bird and how many visit your garden at any one time.

Last year the most common bird spotted was . the sparrow!

Knock knock

Penny-farthing Who's there?


Penny who?

Penny Farthing!

Old Money

Farthing Have you ever seen a coin known as a farthing? It has a picture of a wren on it.

In the old days, there used to be four farthings in a penny, 12 pennies in a shilling and 20 shillings in a pound.

As time went on the coins changed, farthings didn't buy very much and stopped being used. Then fifty years ago everything changed. There were only 100 pennies in a pound. These are the coins we use now.

Look out for a special 50p piece celebrating this change. Along with other coin pictures, it has a wren on it!

Look Out

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Get ready to party at home.

Penguin How does a penguin make pancakes?

With its flippers!

Bird acrostic

The clues are all about birds and the answer is a bird.

Bird acrostic

  1. food
  2. resting place
  3. mouth
  4. covering
  5. moving
  6. collective noun
  7. flies with

Answer below.

Scotch Pancake

Before we get to Lent and take time to think about God, it's time to tuck into some pancakes. There are lots of different kinds from different parts of the world. Try these Scotch Pancakes. They are yummy.

What you need

What you need for Scotch Pancake
  • mixing bowl
  • tablespoon
  • ladle or metal spoon
  • frying pan
  • wooden spoon
  • spatula or fishslice

1 Ingredients

Ingredients for Scotch Pancake
  • 300g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 300ml milk
  • 1 large egg
  • a little oil for greasing the pan


Scotch Pancake step 2

Mix the flour, baking powder and sugar in the bowl.

Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and break the egg into the well.


Scotch Pancake step 3

Slowly mix the egg with the dry ingredients. Keep mixing and add the milk a little at a time until you make a thick batter.

Tip: set aside for a short time before cooking


Scotch Pancake step 4

Grease the pan with oil and heat.

Tip: Ask an adult to help with the hot stove

Drop a couple of spoonfuls of the batter onto the hot pan to make an 8-10cm circle.

You could space three or four out on a large pan.


Scotch Pancake step 5

Cook for about one minute until it bubbles and the edges become firm. Flip with the spatula and cook for another minute, until golden brown on both side.


Scotch Pancake step 6

Serve with your favourite sweet topping - jam or syrup or fruit.


Sparrow acrostic answers

Sparrow acrostic answers

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